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vows comeback


A standing crowd of 300
broke into cheers Saturday
night for a man many
believe can bring new hope
and change to a tumultuous
Pakistan beset with exten-
sive political and tribal
Pervez Musharraf, the
former Pakistani president,
was about to announce his
bid for re-election more
than 7,000 miles from
Despite the distance
from his nation's capital,
Musharraf was greeted like
a true celebrity in a packed
ballroom at the Westin
Hotel in Lake Mary. The
event, hosted by the Florida
Chapter Friends of Pakistan
First, was to advocate for
Musharraf's All Pakistan
Muslim League, which was
launched in June, in hope
of bringing support for his
political comeback.
Florida was just one of
the stops along Musharrafs
U.S. visit to spread his mis-
sion, and rally support from
the local community for the
2013 Pakistani Presidential
"My objective should be
the next elections, and I

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Congresswoman-elect Sandy Adams thanks supporters after learning of her victory in her race against Suzanne Kosmas.

Republicans took key races, while local amendments changed the landscape

Swept along with the tide of
anti-incumbent sentiment,
District 24 Rep. Suzanne
Kosmas lost her seat to
State Rep. Sandy Adams on
Tuesday night.
Adams took 59 percent
of the vote.
Republicans across
the state and the nation
captured seats, including
Marco Rubio in the U.S.
Senate race, Rick Scott in
the governor race and Dan
Webster in the U.S. House
District 8 race.
Adams, who lives in
Oviedo, thanked her sup-

porters, who gathered
at the Sheraton Orlando
Downtown to watch the
election results pour in.
"I really am honored and
humbled, and I promise
I will really listen to each
and every one of you," she
Kosmas raised more
than double what Adams
raised during the campaign
- $2.4 million to Adams'
$840,000, according to pre-
election reports. But the
lack of funds didn't weaken
her campaign.
"It was a grassroots
campaign and our mes-
sage resonated," she said.
"Washington is broken. The
voters of District 24 have

supported our vision... of a
more streamlined govern-
Adams said the big-
gest issue right now as she
starts her term in Congress
is the Obama health care
plan. She supports lower-
ing health care premiums
for families and small busi-
nesses, increasing access
to affordable, high-qual-
ity care, and promoting
healthier lifestyles - with-
out new taxes or adding to
the national debt.
"Health care is a big issue,
taxes, the regulations, all of
Adams has served in
the Florida House of
Representatives, represent-

ing District 33, since 2002.
Before that, she spent 17
years as a deputy sheriff for
the Orange County Sheriffs
Office. She is also an Air
Force veteran.

History of a district
District 24 leans
Republican. State legisla-
tors drew it after the 2000
Census, reportedly to
ensure then-House speaker
Tom Feeney an easy win.
Feeney held the seat
from 2002 until 2008, when
Kosmas, a former state rep-
resentative, captured the
seat by about 16 percentage
points, amid Democratic

> turn to ELECTIONS on PAGE 2

Recount for deadlocked election

Tuesday night was a ner-
vous time for seven Oviedo
City Council candidates.
But for two, it was partic-
ularly tense. Three hours
after the polls had closed,
when the smaller munici-

pal elections are typically
long since decided, candi-
dates Cindy Drago and Paul
Sladek were knotted with-
in 14 votes of each other.
More than 10,000 votes
had been cast.
As of press time, a
recount was almost assured
for the race for Oviedo

City Council Group 4, with
Drago's 2,497 votes, or
24.70 percent, narrowly
edging Sladek's 2,483, or
24.56 percent, well within
the half-percent manda-
tory recount margin of the
total 10,111 votes cast.
"Even with the [provi-
sional ballots], if the lead

doesn't change signifi-
cantly in any way, they may
have to recount the ballots
by hand," Mayor Dominic
Persampiere said. The
candidates were fighting
for Persampiere's vacated
Council seat.

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THIS WEEK in history

I ia man off a dirt ramp and over a police car. The jump totaled the car
but secured it a place in television history. The jump can be seen
during the opening credits of "The Dukes of Hazzard". (More than
. 300 General Lees appeared during the series' run).

ELECTION I Oviedo reverts to old system, taking power away from mayor's seat

< continued from the front page

Party resurgence and ethi-
cal questions surrounding
his golf junket.
In October, District 24,
which includes parts of
Brevard, Orange, Seminole
and Volusia counties, was
39.7 percent Republican,
36.8 percent Democrat and
23.5 percent other or no
party affiliation.

Local elections
Republican Congressman
John Mica successfully
defended his seat against
Democrat Heather Beaven,
by a 70.59 percent to 29.41
percent margin.
Republicans Jason
Brodeur and Chris
Dorworth both won bids
for re-election in respective
state legislative districts
33 and 34. Brodeur gained
60.47 percent of the vote,
while Dorworth won with a
narrow 52.46 percent mar-
Sanford Mayor Linda
Kuhn was cleared of elec-
tion law violations on the
day of the election, but that
may not have been soon
enough for her to keep her
seat. The first-term mayor
lost to challenger Jeff
Triplett by a 56 percent to
44 percent margin.
Challenging for the
Sanford Commission
District 1 seat, contractor
Mark McCarty won with 56
percent to Hank Dieckhaus'
44 percent.
Fred Schott won his sec-
ond official bid for judge,
winning a county court
judge seat by a 51.39 per-
cent to 48.61 percent mar-
gin over Debra Krause.
In the CircuitJudge Group
3 seat, Jessica Recksiedler
won by a 67.41 percent to
32.59 percent margin over
Oscar Hotusing.
For the Seminole County
School Board's District 5
seat, Tina Calderone won
over Becky Erwin by a 55.5 3
percent to 44.47 percent
A half-penny sales tax
that would have helped
fund the school system's
flagging budget was killed
by a 49.24 percent to 50.76
percent vote.

City Charter changes
There won't be any more

speculation about who
takes office when a mayor
or councilperson leaves in
Oviedo, thanks to the pass-
ing of Charter Amendment
1 on Tuesday. The amend-
ment put into clearer
language how a mayor
or councilperson will be
selected after a resignation
or death.
If a vacancy occurs
with less than 6 months
left in a term, the council
will appoint an interim
member. If longer than 6
months, the city will hold
an election to fill the seat.
That amendment passed by
a wide 75 percent to 25 per-
cent margin.
Oviedo's mayor won't
have as much power as he
or she used to, after voters
chose to return the city's
government to an old style
last seen before Mayor Tom
Walters' term in 2004.
Before that time, the
City Council operated with
an appointed chairman
running meetings. During
Walters' tenure, that was
changed to have the mayor
preside over meetings. Now
it's back to a council chair-
man role again, thanks
to the passing of Charter
Amendment 2, which
passed by a 55.6 percent to
44.4 percent margin.
A less contentious
Amendment 3 clarified
how the city hires and fires
its city manager, and clari-
fied the manager's duties.
Thanks to it passing by a 77
percent to 23 percent mar-
gin, the Council will need
three votes to fire a man-
ager and four to hire one.
Passing by nearly as
high a margin at 76.4 per-
cent to 23.6 percent, vot-
ers approved Amendment
4 stating that the city must
provide a police and fire
department. Beforehand, it
was not required in the char-
ter. Due to recent controver-
sies about other Seminole
County cities consolidating
their fire departments with
the Seminole County, the
Charter Review Board pro-
posed the change.
Charter Amendment 5
was the only one in Oviedo
to fail, by a 41.9 percent
to 58.1 percent margin. It
would have allowed the city
to borrow funds in excess
of $5 million for self-sup-
porting electric revenue

State Rep. Chris Dorworth, above, stands with former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf
at an event held Saturday. Dorworth edged out his opponent, Steve Barnes, in the District 34 race.

bonds without requiring
voter approval.

Winter Springs
A land annexation charter
change narrowly lost in the
city by a 49.35 to 50.65 per-
cent margin.
A city code became an
official charter amendment
after voters approved a
change requiring mayoral
candidates reside within to
the city for at last a year
before they can run for
office, and Commission
candidates must reside
within their districts for at
least 6 months.
Terms of office will begin
at the next meeting after an
election rather than wait-
ing for December, now that
voters passed an amend-
ment by a 55.15 percent to
44.85 percent margin.
Voters handed the power
to appoint a commissioner
or mayor to the city with
a 67 percent to 33 percent
vote. In the event of a res-
ignation or other cause for
a vacant Commission seat,
the Commission will decide
who will get the new seat

and when they will get it if
a commissioner leaves dur-
ing a year in which they
were not up for re-election.
Voters refused to allow
the Commission to remove
the city clerk, manager
or attorney by a simple
majority, striking down an
amendment that would
remove the supermajority
requirement currently in
place. That failed by a 39.3
to 67.7 percent margin.
The Commission will
decide how much the
city clerk is paid though,
with the passing of an
amendment granting the
Commission that power by
a 74.8 percent to 25.2 per-
cent margin.
Emergency ordinanc-
es will also now be in the
Commission's repertoire
after a 67.5 percent to 32.5
percent vote. The ordinanc-
es could be enacted by the
Commission for a maxi-
mum of 60 days.
A complicated amend-
ment allowing the city to
adopt ordinances to regu-
late utility rates, appoint an
acting manager, use attor-


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neys other than the city
attorney, and rewrite the
entire charter to be gender-
neutral passed by a 59.15
percent to 40.85 percent
The city may be more
business-friendly after vot-
ers passed an amendment
granting the city power to
give tax breaks to business-
es. That passed by a 52.8 to
47.2 percent margin.

Sanford voters said no to
an amendment that would
allow new city managers
to live outside the city or
even outside the state after
they've been appointed by
the city. Currently the city
requires city managers be
residents of Sanford by the
time they take their posi-
tion with the city. That vote
failed by a 32.7 percent to
67.3 percent margin.
Voters approved a new
amendment that would
put the city in line with
Florida constitutional
Amendments 5 and 6, which
passed Tuesday night. Those
amendments governed the
shape of legislative districts
to avoid gerrymander-
ing. That city amendment
passed by a 62.4 percent
to 37.6 percent margin,
nearly the same margin as
Amendments 5 and 6.
The city also passed an
amendment requiring pro-
posed charter changes be
published in a newspaper
30 days before the election.
It passed by a 66 percent to
34 percent margin.

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Five businesses, one home

Counselors at Clark Street Counseling peek out of their offices inside a newly renovated building that split into five businesses to adapt to the economy.


When Ratcliff Properties
decided to divide the grey,
single office building on
Clark Street in Oviedo into
suites, they gave five busi-

nesses the space needed
to unleash their repressed
Unlike surrounding
shops who are downsizing
and hanging "Going out
of Business" sale signs in
their windows, the five call-

ing 870 Clark St. home are
experiencing a seemingly
counterintuitive growth in
a down market.
The building itself may
be the glue physically hold-
ing the disparate business-
es together, but it is their

shared concerns for their
clientele and an ambition
for growth that seems to be
leading their success, rather
than their geography.
"We're a really close
group of very friendly peo-
ple," said Mary Lou Boyle,

owner of Saving Face
Skincare Salon, one of the
five businesses. "We all work
together and refer clients
to each other if one of our
customers need their type
of services. We want to help
> turn to BUSINESS on PAGE 7

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PAKISTAN I Musharraf seeks re-election

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must win," Musharraf said.
Support from the crowd was
clearly shown as cheers shouted
across the room included "long
live Musharraf" from one audi-
ence member; others clapped and
praised his promises and accom-
plishments in Pakistan.
Musharraf, who served as the
10th president of Pakistan from
2001 to 2008 before resigning
under threat of impeachment,
elaborated on his accomplish-
ments in infrastructure, equality,
freedom of the press as well as his
mission to eradicate corruption
with reminders of the economic
growth he brought to the region
during his reign.
He was succeeded in 2008 by
Asif Ali Zardari, husband of assas-
sinated opposition leader Benazir
Bhutto, who was gunned down
less than two weeks before a pres-
idential election in which she was
to challenge Musharraf in 2007.
Since his resignation, Musharraf
has lived in London, but the pro-
western and American ally has
not forgotten about the struggles
of his homeland.
"Empowerment of women is
most important, empowerment
of minorities and liberty to the
media - this is the essence of
democracy, and this is what we
need to do," Musharraf said. "Every
Pakistani is equally important."
These sentiments were echoed
when he reminded the audience
that 33 percent of government
seats were appointed to women
during his diplomacy.
"The people of Pakistan will
come around, and they will see
the truth," Musharraf said.
He also said when the people
of the world see that they can save
Pakistan from their problems,
they can move them forward.
Musharraf made it clear he was

not perfect and apologized for his
past mistakes.
"Decision making is the most dif-
ficult thing in the world," he said.
"And at these difficult times, a leader
finds himself completely alone."
Musharrafs political advisor, Sher
Afgan Niazi, said Musharrafs big-
gest accomplishment was turning
Pakistan around, giving it respect,
dignity and hope.
"People want change, and they're
looking for another option," Niazi
said. "And Musharraf can provide
A turbulent political climate in
Pakistan could prove a formida-
ble opponent on its own, regard-
less of Musharrafs opponents in
2013. Though Musharraf left under
political and popular pressure to
resign, his elected successor has
engendered even more political dis-
sent. Zardari, who has ruled since
2008, has been accused of corrup-
tion and castigated for touring to
raise campaign funding in August of
this year, while flooding in Pakistan
destroyed the homes of more than 1
million residents.
Musharraf, in officially announc-
ing his campaign for re-election,
said he hoped to change things for
the better in Pakistan.
It was change that rang loudly
in the hearts of the many support-
ers Saturday evening as they rose
to applaud the promise of a better
"The unity of court and action
between the people, the military
and the bureaucracy... can eman-
cipate Pakistan," Musharraf said.
"They can take Pakistan out of the
troubles the country is facing."
A luncheon was also hosted earli-
er that day to welcome the arrival of
Musharraf to Florida, where he was
greeted with open arms, a house
full of support from many commu-
nity leaders and a dozen red roses
labeled "freedom" - a word on the
minds of many that day.

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Red celery and great days
--dent art exhibits, food and s:

Duda Foods introduced
its new brainstorm of
red celery on Oct. 16 at
the Produce Marketing
Association's annual
Fresh Summit Trade
Show in Orlando. Later
in December, red celery
will make its consumer
premiere in select test
markets in the Northwest,
Southwest and West Coast.
We have to wait until June
for nationwide supermar-
kets to distribute the red
celery - can we wait that
long? I'm also thinking,
should I change the name
of my column to Between
the Red and Green Celery
Stalks? Just a thought.
I hope all survived
the witches, goblins,
Spiderman and the entire
trick-or-treaters gang, plus
the parties and activities
that went with our big
holiday last weekend. I
did, but then again, I was
in Leesburg with my two
sons and family. There
were many little monsters
knocking on my son's door.
We did take a few pictures
of the wee ones - they are

so cute.
We all did our duty and
voted for the candidate of
our choice Tuesday, I hope.
Important informa-
tion - on Sunday, Nov. 7,
daylight saving time ends,
and that means for all, fall
backward. Best be on time

iCookies for troops
If anyone is interested in
baking cookies for the mili-
tary support group Cookies
to Fill Christmas Stockings
to be sent to Afghanistan,
presented by the First
United Methodist Church
of Oviedo, please contact
Liz Whitley at 407-721-
2055 to be sure there is a
spot for you at Aggressive
Appliance. They need
16,140 cookies. You may
also bring cookies wrapped
in twos on Friday, Nov. 12.
We will be packing them up
for shipment in the after-
noon in the Fellowship Hall
at the Methodist Church,
263 King St. Notes to our
soldiers will be inserted
into their stockings, if you
care to write some.

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drinks, country store, the M
traditional bean soup mix, a
children's art activities and ii
much more. There is free s
admission, free parking a
and also a free shuttle bus tl
from the high school to the u
event. See you there! i

Open house
Hidden Treasures Antiques
and Collectible's first
Christmas Open House
preview party will be held
from 5-9 p.m. Tuesday, Nov.
9 at 97 Geneva Drive in
Oviedo. Come enjoy food,
drinks and great door priz-
es! Sale prices are in effect
Nov. 9-14. Please note that
in preparation, we will be
closed Nov. 7-8 and the
morning of the 9th. Need
more information? Please
call 407-977-9701.

Plant sale
Coming up is the Fall Plant
Sale from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30
p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13. It is
across from Oviedo High
School on Broadway Street
and Aulin Avenue and will
be presented by the Oviedo
Garden Club. All proceeds
go back into community.

Time for Great Day
The biggest fall show in
town is coming Saturday,
Nov. 13. The 37th Annual
Great Day in the Country
Arts and Craft Show, pre-
sented by the Oviedo
Woman's Club, will run
from 9 a.m. to 4p.m. at the
Lawton Elementary School
grounds, on Broadway
Street and Lake Jessup
Avenue. It will feature 300-
plus art and craft booths,
live entertainment, stu-







ampler, begins the week of
monday, Nov. 29. The new
dult/teen schedule, which
includes clay, silk screening,
trained glass and painting
nd drawing, also begins
he week of Nov. 29. The
coming full term, which
s six weeks long for chil-
Iren's classes, will begin
he week of Jan. 10. Please
all Del Seaman at 407-
66-7882 for more infor-
nation or to register.

Society meeting
'he next general meeting
)f the Oviedo Historical
society will be 7 p.m.
Tuesday , Nov. 16 at the
memorial Building on
Central Avenue. The guest
speaker for the evening will
'e Judge Fred Hitt, who
will be speaking on the
lorida Timucuan Indian
Hribe. Please come and join
Is - all are welcome. Light
efreshments will be served.

A thought
Nobody can do for the lit-
le children what grandpar-
.nts do. Grandparents sort
)f sprinkle stardust over
he lives of little children."
-Alex Haley

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St. Lukes
Also on Nov. 13 is the
St. Luke's Concert Series
starting at 7 p.m. with
the University of Central
Florida Symphony
Orchestra. Under the direc-
tion of Laszio Marosi, it
will present "Beethoven
Forever". Admission is free.
The concert will be held at
St. Luke's Lutheran Church,
2021 W. State Road 426 in

Kid's art classes
A little something for the
children - The Artistic
Hand is currently enroll-
ing for their first-ever chil-
dren's holiday mini-classes.
The holiday mini-classes
are a three-week-long
session of the regular
children's classes with
an emphasis on holiday-
themed projects. It is
designed for current or
past students (exceptions
can be made with regard
to new students). The chil-
dren's schedule, which
includes clay, throwing on
the pottery wheel, paint-
ing and drawing, and art

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November brings change

SBy Karen McEnany-Phillips

November has swept in
with the rain we missed
in October, plus unusually
cold temperatures, giv-
ing us that brisk change of
season that some Florida
transplants secretly crave.

Computer classes
Speaking of secrets, have
you always wanted to learn
some computer basics?
It's never too late: basic
computer classes will be
held in November at the
Rural Heritage Center in
four evening sessions. For
a $50 donation, you can
take eight hours of instruc-
tion to learn how to use
e-mail and the Internet. To
register, call 407-792-0758
or have someone help you
e-mail at genevaschool-

Decorations on a budget
That nip in the air may
get you thinking about

decorating for the holi-
days. Stick to your bud-
get by visiting the Thrift
House and Boutique at the
First Methodist Church,
which will be setting up a
Christmas room. For more
information, call 407-
493-4383 or stop by on
Wednesday and Saturday
from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. The
Thrift House accepts dona-
tions and has fantastic
prices on an abundance of
clothing, accessories, kids'
items and house wares.

Yoga classes
Want to head off stress
before the holidays? Come
down to the Geneva
Community Center and
take advantage of the
Geneva Meditation Group
on Thursday from 7:30-
8:15 p.m. Learn how to
reduce your blood pressure
and stress, calm your mind
and improve your focus.

Donations are welcome
but not mandatory. If you
enjoy yoga or are curious
to try it, that class meets
from 6-7:15 p.m. Yoga class
costs $8 per class with no
contract and focuses on
hatha yoga with mixed
levels. Visit www.tree- or call Pete
or Emily for information
on both classes at 407-349-

Movie under the stars
Do your kids attend Geneva
Elementary? Do you want
to help support this five-
star, A-rated school? Come
out on Friday evening, Nov.
12 to the PTA Fall Festival
and Outdoor Movie Night
from 4:30-7:30 p.m. This
is a really fun event for
families with food, holiday
vendors and an outdoor
movie at 6:30 p.m. I went
last year, and it was great
to see teachers, adminis-
trators, parents and kids
visiting, laughing, playing
games and raising money
for the school. Don't for-
get that the Fall Scholastic
Book Fair will also be start-
ing soon.

Art classes and more
If you're creative and crafty

and thinking about making
holiday gifts for family and
friends, consider using our
own Rural Heritage Center
to help you out. A nice vari-
ety of classes and resources
are available, including
Open Art Studio with art-
ist Valerie Thomas (our
RHC executive director) on
Thursday mornings from
9 a.m. to noon. Bring your
own supplies or use some
at the center. Rub elbows
with and be inspired by
other artists. There is a $10
fee - $5 for seniors. Call
Valerie at 407-729-1449 or
e-mail artbyvalerie@yahoo.
There are also classes
running on a regular basis,
including the art of stained
glass, polymer beads, begin-
ning woodworking, needle-
work groups and more,
so check out the Rural
Heritage Center website
for the schedule of current
and upcoming classes and
meetings at www.genev- or call

Officials answer to you
On a closing note, about
the election, I'll just say
that I hope you voted and
that you felt good that no

matter the results - if you
lean toward blue or red or
purple - you took part and
were engaged. Don't fall
into the trap, complain-
ing about the negative ads,
the signs, the mail and the
phone calls. That is just one
part of the political process.
The more important part
is that each of us decides
what is important, what we
want and don't want, and
that we do the research and
hard work to understand
the issues. We need to pay
attention to our elected
officials now more than
ever, not just in the run up
to Election Day. Hold them
accountable, listen to what
they say (and don't say) and
use the technology at our
fingertips to communicate
what we expect of them.

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on July 8, 1998. Geneva will never
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OVIEDO I Recount could decide Council seat by only a handful out of 10,000 votes

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Seminole County Supervisor of
Elections Mike Ertel is already pre-
paring for a recount, a rarity in
Seminole County. Since becoming
the supervisor of elections in 2005,
he has never seen a recount in the
"Orange County had a recount
at their primary election, and we
observed that ... having never done
this before, we've been working on
things by watching others," Ertel
said, noting that Seminole County
already has protocols in place for a
recount, but that he wanted to see
what worked best in nearby areas.
Tuesday night, the vote had
swung both directions as precincts
reported in, some favoring Drago,
some favoring Sladek. The top two
candidates combined still fell short
of 50 percent of the vote in the
widely contested race. The remain-
ing five candidates combined for
50.74 percent.
In third place was Rob Thrift
with 16.42 percent of the vote, fol-
lowed by Darrell Lopez with 10.43
percent, then Judith Dolores Smith
with 9.67 percent, Matthew C.
Schwartz with 8.23 percent and
Bob Pollack with 5.99 percent.

Both had chosen to stay home
on election night rather than hold
would-be victory parties at local
restaurants. By the end of the night,
neither was victorious.
Clicking away at his computer in
the living room of his 100-year-old
home at 7:30 p.m., Sladek watched
with a tense glare as the results
poured in.
"It's going to be close no matter
what," Sladek said, never daring to
predict an outcome aloud. A small
throng of supporters gathered to
offer encouragement whenever
the tide of a new precinct flowed
his way.
Drago was unavailable to com-
ment for this story.
How close it would be is some-
thing that no one could have pre-
dicted. As of the pre-recount tally,
only one other election in the city's
recent history had witnessed a mar-
gin of victory nearly as narrow - a
2005 vote in which then-incum-
bent Mayor Tom Walters hung onto
his seat by 18 votes. Due to a low
turnout, the margin of victory was
still 0.64 percent, or just beyond
the level that would trigger a man-
datory recount. Last night's council
vote is separated by just 0.14 per-

"It's tighter than a mason jar,"
Ertel said of the election.
As of Wednesday the provi-
sional ballots for the election still
remained uncounted, to be veri-
fied on Thursday after press time.
Those seemed unlikely to swing
the vote by a large margin, Ertel
said, as there would be a maximum
of 14 provisional ballots eligible
to be counted. In one the most
statistically unlikely scenarios, if
all provisional ballots were eligible

and voted for Sladek, the top two
candidates would be tied before
the recount.
A full recount is scheduled to
begin Monday at the Supervisor
of Elections Office, and could
conclude that day. If the margin
remains tighter than .25 percent
after the first recount, the office
will recount by hand.
"This proves that every vote real-
ly does count," Persampiere said.

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The iconic image of the solitary
farmer on his tractor criss-crossing
the back 40 acres brings to mind a
stalwart character able to single-
handedly withstand the forces of
nature. Even if the farmer owns his
land, raised his seed and fertilized
the land with his herd's manure, he
still depends on the top of the food
chain to purchase and consume
his crop. He relies on the tractor
manufacturer for parts and service
for his equipment. His family is at

the house, providing love and sus-
tenance. All these associated peo-
ple confirm the fact that growing a
crop in the field is merely a single
step in the long process of raising a
crop of humans.
Growing a garden in the back-
yard confronts many of these
same principles even if we just
want to flavor up the tomato sauce
with a little homegrown basil.
My children have grown strong
and healthy eating an incredibly

diverse diet supplemented from
the land and labor of our home-
stead garden (even though the
dark forces of fast food frequently
appeared to have the upper hand).
I deluded myself while bringing
home the beans that my objec-
tives were accomplished. But until
those beans were consumed by my
family, let alone relished, were my
unintended goals finally achieved.
Trust me, there were plenty of
times that wonderful garden-fresh
produce was left to languish in the
vegetable drawer of the fridge.
Try counting the number of
people you are growing, not just
the ones actually eating your pro-
duce. If everyone economically
associated is included, your crop
of people may be a bit bigger than
imagined. From the person filling
seed packets, the cashier at the gar-
den center ringing up the supplies,
the writer providing suggestions,
to the property owner's associa-
tion president allowing a zoning
variance to remove a percentage of
lawn for a square foot garden - all
are ultimate beneficiaries of a food

production enterprise.
Where the plethora of people
really comes to mind are the posi-
tive associations made in the actu-
al efforts of growing the plants. In
my garden, the customers of my
pick-your-own business help in
reaping the harvest. The friends at
the garden club meetings impart
ideas, seeds and moral support.
Guests attending tours of my gar-
den spew plenty of feedback (good
and bad) all over the plants, sort
of like cerebral fertilizer. At public
speaking events, information flow
is always a two-way street (the best
way to learn a subject is to teach
it). Tally up all these humans, and
you've grown a significant crop!

Tom Carey is the owner of Sundew Gardens, a
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BUSINESS I An eclectic mix of businesses in one office thrive in Oviedo

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each other grow."
Like a plant in a too-
small pot, four of the five
businesses were root-bound
and finding it impossible
to grow within their con-
fines. Their move to the
Oviedo Executive Center in
April provided them with
the larger pot necessary to
Oviedo Injury & Wellness
Center's new office is twice
the size of the old one,
allowing ample space for
more clients, exam rooms,
staff and their dream addi-
tions of a staff physical ther-
apist and x-ray machine.
"Our clientele was grow-
ing and Dr. (Martin) Ressler
knew he needed a more
spacious place, and this
office has the room needed
to expand and offer addi-

tional services," said
Jenna Weinhold,
Oviedo Injury &
Wellness Center marketing
Larry G. Howes' All State
Insurance Company used
the additional space in his
new location to acquire
another agency, bringing
the offices together under
one roof with space for
their files and employees
Howes' wife, two sons
and son's mother-in-law
all work in the office now,
creating the family-friend-
ly feel Howes credits his
growth to.
"We're family-oriented,
and we try to treat our cus-
tomers like family," Howes
said. "In this economy, peo-
ple want to be treated well.
We sell a commodity, but
we know the customer val-
ues the service we put out."

Howes further draws on
the family feel by hosting
weekly networking events
to reach new clientele.
Ryan Law's rapid growth
forced them out of their old
offices downtown within
their first year of business.
The attorneys and coun-
selors there credit its rapid
growth to an ideal similar
to Howes' in that they also
stress the importance of
personal care.
"Our business model is
designed to be conducive
to the economy. The servic-
es we offer and the efficien-
cy with which we perform
them is what helps us to
grow," said Alycia L. Wood,
Ryan Law paralegal.
The economy is a stick-
ing point with them as they
hand out pamphlets whose
back covers say boldly:
"more experience, less

Clark Street Counseling
was able to gain the inde-
pendence they needed to
grow by striking out on
their own and moving to
their new office.
The independent group
of mental health profes-
sionals consists of five
counselors who help to
meet varying needs in a
single location, which has
enabled them to grow using
interoffice referrals.
For their patients suffer-
ing from anxiety disorders
or depression or relation-
ship issues, the calm quiet of
the office and the building's
seclusion from the road by
box hedges aids in giving
the offices a deep sense of
It is this stillness found
in each of the suites that
has helped Boyle enjoy her
fledgling business's growth.
Her European facials, nat-

ural manicures and pedi-
cures need the quiet and
she needs the success to
reaffirm her re-entry into
the world of beauty after
more than two decades
spent away.
When Stephen Ratcliff,
the owner of Ratcliff
Properties and property
manager for 870 Clark St.,
provided his tenants with
the keys to their custom-
ized spaces in the Oviedo
Executive Center, they
gained the home neces-
sary to support and foster
"I know the tenants love
it here," Ratcliffe said. "All
of them are doing well, and
I think the building defi-
nitely has something to do
with that. The tenants are
in a professional-looking,
new building, which broad-
casts an image of success."

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cookies, jams, and jellies, and other fantastic food
created by the members of the GFWC Oviedo
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reading materials and
exchange magazines.
They soon began projects
designed to improve their
community, and today the
Oviedo Woman's Club is still
a philanthropic organization
committed to helping

'In 1923, the club joined
the General Federation of
Woman's' Clubs (GFWC).
The club's membership has
increased to 140 members
and its involvement in
the community has grown
as well. The members'
commitment to community
service has remained the
focal point of the club..Each
year .the club sponsors
events-for. the community,
- inclu,ding:its annual Tasting
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Betty Anderson
Mary Blake
Cheryl Chudnow
Linda Dennis
Angela Iversen

Thank You to our 2010

A Duda & Sons
Antigua Title
Ashton Photography
Citizens Bank of Florida
City of Oviedo
Cloninger & Files, Attorneys
Glass Slipper Cakery
Home Depot
Ireland Survey
Kiwanis Club
LA Fitness
Land-Tech Surveying &
MIX 105.1 FM
Outback Steakhouse
Oviedo's Mayor
(Dominic Persampiere)
Oviedo Mower &
Garden Center
Oviedo-Winter Springs
Life Magazine
Regal Cinemas
Regions Bank -
Alafaya Woods Branch
Republic Waste Services
Rich Fetter Enterprises
Rotary Club of Oviedo
Seminole County
Commissioner Bob Dallari
Seminole County
Public Schools
Snap Fitness
The Oviedo Preservation
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TJ's Seafood Shack
UCF Knights Basketball
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Boy Scouts - Troop #787
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Oviedo Little League
Bruster's Ice Cream
Corky's Funnel Cakes
CFK Soccer
Oviedo High School Project Graduation
Hagerty High School Project Graduation

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Each year, the GFWC Oviedo
Woman's Club sponsors an art
contest for area elementary,
middle and high school
students. The artwork is on
display in Lawton's school
cafeteria at Great Day in the
Country, and we invite you
to stop by and be impressed
by the creativity of our local
Though all grades are involved
in Art Fest, our high school
seniors are eligible to compete
for cash scholarships ranging
from $500 to $1,000 to help
them continue to pursue the
arts. Applicants are evaluated
based on recommendations,

essays, their school records,
and art achievements. Judges
award first, second, and third
place, along with an honorable
mention in high school
County Commissioner
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scholarships for Oviedo-
area graduating high school
art students. Oviedo Mayor
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donations to each participating
school. And the GFWC Oviedo
Woman's Club sponsors the
first, second and third place
high school awards.
Participating schools include

Lawton, Partin, Stenstrom,
Carillon, Geneva, Evans, and
Walker Elementary Schools;
Jackson Heights and Lawton
Chiles Middle Schools; Oviedo
and Hagerty High Schools.
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day to stop by and view the
work of these talented young
artists. Please visit Art Fest
to pick up a program to see
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Great Day Entertainment

9:00 Welcome - Nancy Garlanger, OWC President
* Prayer - Rev. Brinda LeBleu, Assistant Pastor First United Methodist Church of Oviedo
* Pledge of Allegiance - Nancy Garlanger, OWC President
* National Anthem
* Presentation of Student Art Awards
9:30 Oviedo Rascals Cheerleaders
10:00 Lady J
10:30 Oviedo High School's Mane Attraction Dance Troop
11:00 Music by St. Luke's Lutheran Church
11:30 Nations All Stars Cheer Group
11:55 The Oviedo Preservation Project Unveils its 2011 Calendar
12:05 Adrenaline Dance Company
12:30 Lady J
1:00 Full Circle Spirit Band
2:00 Oviedo High School's Jazz Band
3:00 Flamenco Dancing by Dancer's Edge
3:15 Country Singer Naomi Lauren
3:30 Opportunity Ticket Prizes Announced

10:00 Puppet Show by Antioch Missionary Baptist Church)
10:30 Hands on with Puppets with Antioch Missionary Baptist Church)
11:00 Amazing Airborne Feats by Aerial Aerobats
12:00 Martial Arts Demonstration by Championship Martial Arts
12:30 Tumbling and Stunts by Nationals All Stars Cheerleaders
1:00 Storytelling with Zell (stories geared toward kids through 3rd grade)
1:30-2:00 Amazing Airborne Feats by Aerial Aerobats

Come by and visit the Oviedo Woman's Club Juniorettes at the children's area
for spin art crafts ($1), popcorn ($1), kids face painting ($2), and other fun
*activities. Juniorettes is a young woman's service club sponsored by the Oviedo
Woman's Club, and its membership is open to girls ages 12 to 18. They work hard
in Oviedo and across the State to make a difference by taking on projects that
benefit children, families and communities. The Oviedo Woman's Club Juniorettes
have some exciting projects planned for this year. Please stop by and visit the
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Detour to success

Sanford student Caroline Senko didn't let dyslexia get in the way of winning a state soloist contest

When Sanford resident Caroline
Senko, 14, took the stage at the VSA
Young Soloist Competition, she felt
more than 10,000 people staring
back at her.
It reminded her of a rock concert,
and as she began to play her viola,
emotions bubbled up - would she
transpose the notes or get off beat?
Then her adrenaline kicked into
full gear.
She walked off the stage the win-
ner of the state competition pro-
duced by the State Organization of
Arts and Disability, or VSA.
But her win didn't come easy.
Caroline has visual and auditory
Visual dyslexia affects the vision
of a person, where they see things
in reverse while auditory dyslexia
affects the letter and sound rela-
tionship within a word.
But Caroline said her dyslexia
isn't a crutch.
"I think of it as my roadblock,
because everyone is going to have
their roadblocks, so I just try to find
other ways to do stuff," she said. "I
call it my detour."
This detour is a mixture of deter-
mination, never giving up and con-
stantly self-checking herself. After
all, she's been playing the viola
since she was 8 years old.
At an early age, Caroline had
issues with the movement of the
bow. The bow requires up and down
movement while reading a piece of
music from left to right simultane-
ously. Through practice and con-
stant self-checking to make sure
the sharps and flats were correct,
her bowing problem disappeared
over time.
Another thing Caroline con-
stantly checks is to make sure
she's keeping the beat and rhythm

Sanford resident Caroline Senko, 14, won state at the VSA Young Soloist Competition. She shares how she overcomes her auditory and visual dyslexia.

while playing the viola. When she
is having issues with this, her viola
teacher, Dr. Jesus Alfonso, will have
her dance to the piece of music
to better understand the beat and
She'll also put a phone book
under her foot to get the rhythm,
and she will continue to play. If she
still cannot get it down, she will put
the phone book under the other
"It's because I'm not so mad at
myself, and I'm not so focused on
the piece," Caroline said. "I'm more
focused on what my foot is doing
that I'm actually getting it."
For other people with dyslexia
who want to pursue music, Caroline
has four recommendations: have
parents who will help with the
goal, have a really good professor

who thinks of creative ways to help
teach the music, be determined
and self-check yourself.
Caroline is one of four final-
ists to apply for the National VSA
Soloist Competition. To apply for
nationals, one must win states first.
She sent in her audition tape the
first week of November, and she is
waiting to hear back from them.
"We always felt she was very tal-
ented," said Paul Senko, Caroline's
father. "We felt she had a really
good shot at winning, and when it
came out she did win, we were very
To prepare her for the com-
petition, Alfonso said the main
goal was to create confidence in
Caroline by first having her play
alone, then play for him and then
play for everyone.

"It didn't really surprise me that
she won," Alfonso said. "I am very
proud of her."
When asked about how it would
feel to go to nationals, Caroline
puts her hands over her face as if
she is trying to mask the excite-
ment coming from her voice.
"Oh my gosh, it's like mind bog-
gling," she said. "It's crazy because
to go there, I think I would feel so
Caroline doesn't plan to stop
playing the viola anytime soon. She
hopes to attend the Curtis Institute
and to one day, become a viola
player in a city orchestra. She also
wants to open her own viola studio
in addition to teaching music his-
tory at a college.

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The Landmark Art Exhibition
is honoring local high school
art students from 3:30-5 p.m.
Saturday, Nov. 6 at The Landmark
Residences, 140 E. Morse Blvd.
RSVP to Linda Hutchinson at or call

Enjoy a visit with Shamu, arts
and crafts, yummy food, fun
activities, a toddler area, and live
entertainment at the Maitland
JCC's 17th Annual Family
Festival from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 14 at Cranes
Roost Park in Altamonte Springs.
Visit for more

The Bach Festival Society
of Winter Park, in partnership
with the Charles Hosmer Morse
Museum of American Art, invites
high school students to compete
in the 18th Annual Young Artist
Competition on Saturday, Nov. 20.
Prizes are awarded in both the
preliminary and finalist rounds
for a total of $5,000, which is
one of the largest combined prize
winnings in the state. Visit www.
to download an application form.
Completed applications must be
received by Wednesday, Nov. 3.

Families are invited to the Red-
Nosed Reindeer Romp, a magical
evening at the Orlando Museum of
Art, from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday,
Nov. 17. Admission to the event is
$12 for all ages (children younger
than 3 are free), and tickets may
be purchased in advance at the
OMA or by calling 407-896-4231
x 254. For more information, visit

The Winter Springs Police
Department will offer Child
Passenger Safety Seat Installation
from 9-11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 19
at 102 Moss Road. Registration
is required and can be made by
calling 407-327-7958.

The Winter Springs Police
Explorer Golf Tournament will
start at 7:30 a.m. on Friday, Nov.
19 at the Deer Run Country Club.
The cost is $65 per person or
$260 for a foursome. For more
information or to register, call

The Orlando Science Center
will be showing "Ultimate Wave:
Tahiti" on Fridays and Sundays at
4 p.m. and "Sharks" on Saturdays
at 4 p.m. for $10 until Sunday,
Dec. 19. This ticket is only good
for admission to the film and can.
be purchased after 3:30 p.m. on
the day the film is running. For
more information, visit www.osc.
org or call 407-514-2000.

Winter Springs Parks and
Recreations is starting a tennis
program hosted by Bradstreet
Sports in the area. Classes will be
available for everyone older than
3. Group and private lessons will
be offered. For more information,
call 813-900-8549 or e-mail

Where the heart is

Foster Chapel, left, was built in 1873 with help from Dr. Henry Foster. In 2009, the now 137-year-old organization's church was renovated, photo at right.

First United Methodist Church of Oviedo celebrates its 76th homecoming Sunday

When Jessie Shaffer showed
up with pans of her legend-
ary chicken potpie and the
Kelsey brothers set up their
steaming pot of swamp cab-
bage, folks quickly lined up
for spoonfuls of heaven.
Aromas of these home-
made dishes linger in the
memories of First United
Methodist Church of
Oviedo members as the
church prepares for its 76th
Annual Homecoming event
on Sunday.
"It was always held across
the street, and we sat on
orange crates furnished, of
course, by Nelson & Co.,"
church member Linda Vail
said. "It was almost a city
event - not only a church
event - because a lot of
Baptists came, as well as
previous ministers and
Don Shaffer, FUMCO
membership secretary,
remembers his mom's pot-
pies and how Homecoming
was an opportunity to
invite members back who
had moved "as far away as
Reverend C.W. Mathison
began the tradition of
Homecoming in the 1930s
to honor the church's com-
munity mission and minis-
try. Despite the hardships
of the Great Depression,
World Wars and natural
disasters, Homecoming
has remained an unshak-
able tradition in the spirit
of the pioneers, entrepre-
neurs and visionaries who
founded the area, originally
known as the Lake Jesup
Homecoming begins
with a wide-open invita-
tion not only to current
members, but also to those
who have moved away and
the community. All are
invited to return 'home'
to a special service, which
begins with speakers such
as a Methodist bishop, an
esteemed former pastor and
a Methodist district super-
intendent, who will give a
keynote speech. This year's
speaker will be Dr. Wayne
Wiatt, East Central District

superintendent. The service
is followed by a community
dinner held outside on the
church grounds. Everyone
brings a large, covered dish
to share with the communi-
ty, and the church provides
the meat, drinks, tables and
chairs - no more orange

Deep roots
David Evans recalls how his
mother Clara Lee Wheeler
Evans (1917-2010) hon-
ored and contributed to the
history of her family, who
helped found Oviedo. She
was an active member of
the church and loved the
role of sharing the history
of it and Oviedo with each
class of new church mem-
bers. Her son David now car-
ries on that tradition. Her
grandparents James Hiram
and Laura Barnett Lee were
founding members of the
Oviedo Methodist Church
in 1873 with benefactor Dr.
Henry Foster, who provided
funding for the first church
building, which was named
Foster Chapel in his honor.
Families from Lake Jesup,
Lake Charm and Black
Hammock grew together in
faith and neighborly com-
mitment despite the hard-
ships of rural life.
Early church records

show that the young congre-
gation met in a brush arbor,
and the seven founders sat
on long boards balanced on
pine logs until their build-
ing was erected. Although
the name, structure and
location of the church has
changed over the past 137
years, its ministry and mis-
sion is unchanged.
As a young boy, Evans
enjoyed hearing the older
men share tales of fishing for
large mouth bass in Cuba.
"There are so many stories
that have been passed down
from generation to genera-
tion. It has made for a very
close family," Evans said.
"The closeness of the fami-
lies in Oviedo has been why
the church has successfully
fulfilled its missions local-
ly and internationally. We
have a strong heritage of
deep and abiding faith."
Assistant Pastor Brinda
LeBleu was born in Atlanta
and appreciates southern
"There is an excitement
stirring about this event,"
LeBleu said. "Homecoming
is unique to this church
because it has such an
appreciation for its history
through so many genera-
Citrus, celery and steam-
boats shaped the Oviedo

community, but equally
important was the spiritual
community that bolstered
the fledgling settlement.
Welcome home, Oviedo.
You can almost smell Jim
Lee's coffee and Mrs. Slavik's
poppy seed cake.
Editor's note: First United
Methodist Church of Oviedo
provided historical and
anecdotal information from
church records. Information
wasverifiedthrough "Oviedo
Biography of a Town" by Dr.
Richard Adicks & Donna

The First United
Methodist Church Oviedo
76th Annual Homecoming
will be held at 10:30 a.m.
Sunday, Nov. 7 at the
church on 263 King St.
in Oviedo.
The keynote speaker will
be Dr. Wayne Wiatt. The
community dinner will be
on the green. There will
be fun family games and
root beer floats.
Call 407-365-3255 or visit


Attendees celebrate a past homecoming event on the lawn of the church. It features speakers and a community dinner.

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The Oviedo High School Athletic
Department will be selling holiday
trees, handmade wreaths and
personalized stockings in front of
the school beginning Friday, Nov. 26.
For more information, call 407-320-

Since enrolling in UCF's
Environmental Politics program,
Christine Dellert has traveled to
South America in search of "greener"
practices and ways of living. Now, the
26 year-old researcher will fight for
solutions to mitigate the impacts of
climate change at this year's United
Nations negotiations in Mexico. Dellert
is interested in hearing from other local
environmental groups to make sure
their concerns will be represented

during the UN negotiations. Interested
parties should e-mail her at christine.

Internationally recognized model
scout Larry Williams has joined John
Casablancas in Orlando on the search
for his next modeling star. For models
wanting to be considered by Larry
Williams, John Casablancas Modeling
is located at 1060 W. State Road 434
in Longwood. For more information,
call 407-745-9278.

Seminole State College student
Michael Myerson explored his
interest in technology as part of
a highly competitive internship
program at Oak Ridge National
Laboratory in Tennessee. The honors

student from Oviedo focused on
computer programming and business
intelligence research during the
Department of Energy Community
College Institute.

Covenant Presbyterian Church
of Oviedo has moved its meeting
location to Partin Elementary School.
For more information, visit www. or call 407-432-0426.

Full Sail University recently
partnered with Midway Elementary
to help integrate/utilize technology
in its arts-based curriculum. On
Wednesday, Nov. 10, the Full Sail
course directors will be at Midway
to work with teachers and attend a
professional development event at

Midway that afternoon from 2:30-
3:30 p.m. On Tuesday, Nov. 16, Full
Sail instructors will be at Midway for
Teach-In Day.

Seminole County Public Schools
proudly announces three Division

Ill (grades 6-8) winners in the State
of Florida School Bus Safety Poster
Contest. All three were eighth graders
last year at Jackson Heights Middle
School. German Salazar won first
place, Madison Slage second place
and Jada Brown third place.


Oviedo Fire Rescue and The Vine
Outreach Thrift Store are conducting
a canned food drive until Dec. 31.
Drop off locations are fire stations 44,
46 and 48, and Riverside Park.

The community performance of
"Celery Soup" will be playing at the
Princess Theater, 115 W. First St., in
Sanford. For more information, visit

The Planetarium at Seminole State
College of Florida presents the
following shows this month:
-"Central Florida Nights" from 8:30-
9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 5 and Nov.

-"StarTalk Live!" from 8:30-9:30 p.m.
on Friday, Nov. 12.
-"The Story of the Universe" from
8:30-9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6,
Nov. 13 and Nov. 20.

World Vision Experience: AIDS -
Step Into Africa is an interactive exhibit
about the lives of children affected by
AIDS, that will run from 10 a.m. to 9
p.m. until Friday, Nov. 5 at Northland
A Church Distributed, 530 Dog Track
Road. For more information, visit

Jeanine Taylor's seasonal show will
transform the gallery in downtown
Sanford, 211 E. First St., into a

shopping wonderland of art and gifts
from Nov. 6 to Dec. 31. An opening
reception will be held from 11 a.m. to
4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6.

Learn about American Field
Service's student exchange
programs from 10 a.m. to noon on
Saturday, Nov. 6 at the Willow Creek
Church, 4725 E. Lake Drive, in Winter
Springs. For more information, call

Celebrate the growing season
and gain gardening tips at the 2010
Gardening Expo presented by the
Seminole County Master Gardeners
and the University of Florida/IFAS
Extension from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on
Saturday, Nov. 6 at Red Bug Lake
Park, 3600 Red Bug Lake Road, in
Casselberry. For more information,visit

"Romancing the Holidays" charity
book signing will take place from
2-5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 6, in the
Altamonte Mall.

Lyman High School is hosting a

statewide FTC (FIRST Technical
Challenge) robotics qualifying
championship for Florida high school
robotics teams from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
on Saturday, Nov. 6 at Lyman High
School, 865 Ronald Reagan Blvd.

The Geneva Historical Society is
hosting a free Geneva Cemetery Tour:
"Rebels, Heroes, & Legends under a
New Moon" at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday,
Nov. 6.

The First United Methodist Church
of Oviedo will celebrate 137 years on
Sunday, Nov. 7 with their 76th annual
homecoming event. Visit www.fumco.

The UCF Veterans Commemorative
Site's official opening will be held on
Wednesday, Nov. 10. Visit News.ucf.

Light Up UCF will run from Nov. 12
through Jan. 2 outside the UCF Arena
with an outdoor ice skating rink, rides
and holiday attractions. Skating is
$12 per person, and rides start at
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The Fine Arts Theatre at Seminole
State College continues its 2010-
11 season with "A Funny Thing
Happened on the Way to the Forum"
in the Sanford/Lake Mary Campus
Theatre, starting at 7:30 p.m., Friday,
Nov. 12. Visit www.seminolestate.

Gallery on First, 211 E. First St., in
Sanford,will hold an opening reception
for their show Season's Celebration
from 6-9 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 13.
The free show will run until Dec. 24
and feature original works. Visit www.

The St. Luke's Concert Series will
present the UCF Symphony Orchestra
performing "Beethoven Forever" for
free at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 13
at St. Luke's Lutheran Church, 2021
Aloma Ave., in Oviedo. Call 407-365-

The 37th annual Great Day in the
Country will occur Saturday, Nov.
13 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Lawton
Elementary School in Oviedo, where
more than 350 exhibitors will display
their arts and crafts.

The Seminole Audubon Society will
host guest speaker Dr. Steve Johnson,
associate professor of Wildlife
Ecology at the University of Florida,
from 2-4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 14 in
the Seminole County Library, 150 N.
Palmetto Ave. Call 407-977-4389.

Sound of Sunshine Show Chorus
will hold their annual show, Absolutely
Music, at 3 p.m. on Sunday, Nov.
14 at Winter Springs High School,
130 Tuskawilla Road. Tickets are
$15 and available by visiting www.

Seminole State College of Florida is
hosting the Raider Run 5K at 8 a.m.
on Sunday, Nov. 14. For racing prices,
call 407-322-1211 or e-mail info@

The Orlando Sanford International
Airport will be holding a dedication
ceremony from 5:30-7 p.m. on
Thursday, Nov. 18 for its Sports Hall
of Fame mural in honor of those
graduates of Seminole County schools
who have succeeded in professional
sports or the Olympics.

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/ THIS WEEK in sports history

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Knights stab Pirates

After a victory over East Carolina on Oct. 30, UCF prepares to take on Houston at 8 p.m. Saturday

For the first time this sea-
son, the Knights are edging
their way into the Associ-
ated Press' Top-25 polling,
after a strong 6-2 start to
the football season. Effec-
tively ranked No. 33 in the
nation, the Knights' rising
star came courtesy of a wild
49-35 victory over East Car-
olina Saturday.
The win, which put the
Knights on top of Confer-
ence USA with a 4-0 con-
ference record, was a semi-
nal moment for the team
according to some players,
and one of their biggest in
team history, according to
others. The Knights had
never defeated the Pirates
before this season, having
lost in four straight match-
"It's probably our big-
gest win," UCF senior wide
receiver Brian Watters said.
"It's the biggest game of
my career and probably of
everyone's career on the
team now."

The Knights dominated
from the outset, scoring two
unanswered touchdowns
in the first quarter on two
passes from quarterback
Jeff Godfrey.
The freshman passer
would command the ball
the entire game, throwing
for 159 yards and rushing
for another 43.
On the ground is where
a pair of Knights shined,
with running back Ronnie
Weaver posting yet anoth-
er career high with 180
yards, averaging six yards
per carry en route to two
rushing TDs. Latavius Mur-
ray added another 47 yards
on the ground, picking up
three rushing TDs of his
The Knights' defense
held ECU's running game to
only 111 yards, but allowed
a pass-happy Pirates offense
to pick up 310 yards in the
air. Defensive end Darius
Nail had a sack for 12 nega-
tive yards, plus three quar-
terback hurries.
The end result was a
Pirates offense that fell only

three yards short of equal-
ing UCF's total yardage, but
that was forced to punt
three times after key stops
when the Knights never
punted once.
Avoiding the punt
became the Knights' spe-
cialty on the day, as they
converted nine of 11 third
downs, and converted their
only fourth down attempt.
The Knights' only missed
scoring opportunity came
when Nick Cattoi missed a
37-yard field goal attempt.
Cattoi was flawless in his
seven extra point attempts.
Good field position also
helped the Knights, cour-
tesy of key returns from
Quincy McDuffie, Jamar
Newsome and Josh Rob-
inson, who combined for
151 return yards on just six
This weekend the
Knights play the team with
the second best record in
the conference, Houston.
The Cougars (5-3, 4-1) are
coming off a 56-17 rout of
Memphis. They kick off at 8
p.m. Saturday in Houston.

Quarterback Jeff Godfrey threw for 159 yards and rushed for 43 on Saturday.

Huskies scrape by Trojans

Hagerty narrowly beats Evans with a score of 28-21; Winter Springs to play Oviedo at 7:30 p.m. Friday

Hagerty quarterback Jeff Driskel threw for 188 yards and rushed for 106 yards on 18 carries.

The Huskies went into last
Friday knowing they'd be
playing a team that had won
one game all season. They
came out bruised, blood-
ied, but narrow victors over
Evans by a score of 28-21.
Entering the game, the
Trojans had lost to five
straight opponents, includ-
ing a 62-6 blowout at the
hands of Dr. Phillips the
game before.
But on Oct. 29, they sud-
denly lit up with energy,
picking up the first touch-
down of the game and play-
ing a back-and-forth scor-
ing matchup that would
end on the last four minutes
of the game when the Hus-
kies came back to win it.
Huskies quarterback Jeff
Driskel again proved instru-
mental in the win, throw-
ing for 188 yards - 72 of
them to receiver Hunter
Boudreau - and rushing
for 106 yards on 18 carries.
Driskel would have a
hand in all of his team's
touchdowns, throwing in
for two touchdowns and
running for two more.
The win put the Huskies
up to 6-2 overall and 3-1
in the district. At 7:30 p.m.
Friday night they host the
winless Pine Ridge Panthers
(0-8, 0-4), fresh off their
biggest disappointment of

the season, a 21-20 loss to a
Spruce Creek team that had
pulled off only one win all

Meanwhile the Lions are
roaring after a 42-12 trounc-
ing of Lake Howell.
Oviedo (6-2, 2-1) found
a star in receiver A.J. Coney,
who picked up 116 yards on
just two passes, one of them
ending in the end zone.
Seven Lions would score
in the blowout, helped out
by quarterback Sean Long's
165 yards in the air.
In spite of some missed
connections, Lake Howell
quarterback Michael McCoy
had a strong showing of
his own, throwing for 139
The Lions, undefeated
this season at home, will
host district rival Winter
Springs at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Winter Springs
The Bears, despite having
one of the weaker overall
records in the district at
5-3, have the strongest dis-
trict record at 3-0 heading
into their showdown with
Two weeks ago, they
destroyed Lake Howell
57-34. After a bye week,
they're back on the field,
traveling for a 7:30 p.m.
kickoff on Friday.

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Living history

Central Florida man recounts the time
he spent imprisoned during World War II


It happened 65 years ago,
but Ben Griffin still remem-
bers every detail.
How the bullets glittered
and popped like sparklers
against the belly of the small
planes his enemies were fly-
The face of the first
- enemy he made bail out of
his failing plane.
And the terrible mis-
take he made on the day
his own plane went down
in Czechoslovakia during
World War II.
But he doesn't remem-
ber much of what he was
thinking that day, as his sin-
gle-engine plane landed in
a field, its propellers slow-
ing as they sliced through

earth. .
"I wasn't afraid - I didn't
really think," the 88-year-
old retired lieutenant colo-
nel said.

Sharing their story
Griffin, a Winter Park res-
ident, and three other
WWII POWs briefly shared
their stories with a hushed
crowd during Fantasy of
Flight's October Living
History Symposium. The
men discussed their most
vivid memories, from the
honor and eagerness they
felt to be sent into com-
bat, to the courage it took
to get them through cap-
tivity. One described his
role in The Great Escape,
another the help the French
Underground provided
him. One more held back

tears as he described how
he watched D-Day happen
from his airplane.
"It still amazes me after
all these years - they are
still emotional, it's just as
real," said Bob Butchar, who
brought his son to the sym-
posium with a home school
Everyone in the crowd,
including a few younger
children, seemed to recog-
nize the value in being able
to hear history from people
who experienced it first-
"This is true, unfiltered
history" said Stephanie
Conner, who organized the
event. "You're hearing it
from the people who actu-
ally made history."
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dust. Now that sounded like
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"When you're used to
eating as much as you want,
and then you have nothing
to eat, you can get pretty
Though the hunger
couldn't be ignored, or the
guns, or the constant threat
to his life, Griffin said he
never thought about dying.
"I didn't do a whole lot of
thinking or feeling," he said.
"Everyone was numb."

Coming home
He didn't even have much
reaction to the day he was
rescued. General George S.
Patton himself rode up in a
Jeep, one hand on the edge
of the windshield, the other
on his two ivory-handled
guns, and announced their
"He said, Well you boys
can go home now,'" Griffin
And then it didn't hit
him, or anyone else. Griffin
said there wasn't cheering
or crying. But he did have
something to come home
to - a fiance he'd proposed
to the previous summer.
Because of the war they
were apart much of their
relationship - he proposed
over the phone - but they
wrote each other letters
every day.
"I still have every one of
them," Marian Griffin said.
They have three sons,
two grandchildren who
are pilots, and a grandson
at Winter Park High School
aspiring to be a pilot, too,
just like his grandfather.

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You won't find out why they didn't pick you
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The new law does not
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Before the law was passed,
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